The Senate Will Vote

It looks like the Jesse Helms ban on all HIV-positive non-Americans may now be over-turned by the Senate. Great news. More details here. It's a bipartisan move, as it should be:

The Bush administration does not oppose repeal of the travel ban. Last month the State Department lifted its blanket restrictions on hiring people who are HIV-positive to be diplomats. It will now consider HIV the same as other medical conditions, and evaluate candidates on their overall health and availability to serve worldwide.